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Your Truest Purpose For Existing by Pat Bertram

Once upon a time not so long ago, there was a mythical social networking site for creative types called “Gather.” I call the site mythical because it seemed uncanny and serendipitous the way so many kindred spirits migrated to the … Continu...
by Second Wind Publishing on Jun 6, 2016

Excerpt From PASTOR LARSEN AND THE RAT by Lazarus Barnhill

Reverend Martin Luther Larsen—highly regarded, completely ethical, genuine and sincere—has dedicated his life to the pastorate. Now, in the face of the drudgery, church politics and frustration that are the usual professional hazards of the minis...
by Second Wind Publishing on Jun 4, 2016

Interview With Lazarus Barnhill, Author of PASTOR LARSEN AND THE RAT

Welcome, Lazarus Barnhill. Congratulations on the publication of your new book! What is Pastor Larsen and the Rat about? Reverend Martin Luther Larsen — highly regarded, completely ethical, genuine and sincere —has dedicated his life to t...
by Pat Bertram Introduces . . . on Jun 2, 2016

The Hymn of Brutal Intimacy: “Hallelujah”, by Lazarus Barnhill

(I apologize in advance for the length of this post; it’s my fail for the month.) “I heard there was a secret chord that David played and it pleased the Lord, but you don’t really care for music, do you? … Continue reading →...
by Second Wind Publishing on Sep 15, 2014

The Hymn of Brutal Intimacy: “Hallelujah”, by Lazarus Barnhill

(I apologize in advance for the length of this post; it’s my fail for the month.) “I heard there was a secret chord that David played and it pleased the Lord, but you don’t really care for music, do you? … Continue reading →...
by Second Wind Publishing on Sep 15, 2014

If You Got Transcended Would You Know It? by Lazarus Barnhill

Being that I’m very seldom the “smartest guy in the room,” I get real excited when I recognize something that others—theoretically brighter folks—have missed. You’ve probably had that experience too: you “connect the dots” and...
by Second Wind Publishing on May 15, 2014

The Part Philip Seymour Hoffman Didn’t Play by Lazarus Barnhill

My uncle was Ben Whitekiller. He was also Robert Vessey. Actually, of course, his name was Herbert — not Ben or Robert. Herb was a peace officer in central Oklahoma and I grew up adoring him. As I became an … Continue reading →...
by Second Wind Publishing on Feb 15, 2014

The Part Philip Seymour Hoffman Didn’t Play by Lazarus Barnhill

My uncle was Ben Whitekiller. He was also Robert Vessey. Actually, of course, his name was Herbert — not Ben or Robert. Herb was a peace officer in central Oklahoma and I grew up adoring him. As I became an … Continue reading →...
by Second Wind Publishing on Feb 15, 2014

The Death of Smut Boy by Lazarus Barnhill

It was a voice mail and it alarmed me. In early autumn, 2008, I came home from work to find a terse message on our answering machine: “This is your mother. I need you to call me right away.” My … Continue reading →...
by Second Wind Publishing on Dec 15, 2013

Justifying Our Sex Scenes

Lazarus Barnhill, a fellow author at Second Wind Publishing, is planning to rerelease his novels to include the sex scenes he removed for the sake of keeping the familial peace. I understand why he wants to include the scenes — he wishes to re...
by Bertram's Blog on Dec 15, 2013

The Death of Smut Boy by Lazarus Barnhill

It was a voice mail and it alarmed me. In early autumn, 2008, I came home from work to find a terse message on our answering machine: “This is your mother. I need you to call me right away.” My … Continue reading →...
by Second Wind Publishing on Dec 15, 2013

How To End a Story by Lazarus Barnhill

What about a good ending? Here are the final paragraphs of Charlie Cherry’s Ninth Step, a work that will be coming out in the spring of 2014 from Second Wind: Susan answered the door, barefoot and wearing the clothes she … Continue reading &#...
by Second Wind Publishing on Aug 16, 2013

How To Begin a Story by Lazarus Barnhill

Novels, novellas and short stories are very distinct literary forms. O. Henry’s short story The Gift of the Magi is hugely different in its construction from Tolstoy’s War and Peace. One would be tempted to say that, as different types … Co...
by Second Wind Publishing on Aug 15, 2013

Caddo Creek by Lazarus Barnhill

So I’d like to introduce some folks to you and the best way, maybe, is for you to overhear them interacting. Here is an excerpt from my new novel, Caddo Creek (and I’ll tell you a little about it below). … Continue reading →...
by Second Wind Publishing on May 15, 2013

Have you always wanted to be a writer?

I always wanted to be a reader. That’s really all I ever wanted to do. I did try writing a novel many years ago, but the words never came flowing out of me the way I thought they should — in fact, there were no words at all — so I accep...
by Bertram's Blog on Apr 24, 2013

Have you always wanted to be a writer?

I always wanted to be a reader. That’s really all I ever wanted to do. I did try writing a novel many years ago, but the words never came flowing out of me the way I thought they should — in fact, there were no words at all — so I accep...
by Bertram's Blog on Apr 24, 2013

Story Excerpt From “Second Helpings” Holiday Wedding by Lazarus Barnhill

Second Helpings An Anthology of Holiday Recipes and Short Stories From Authors of Second Wind Publishing A perfect gift for short story lovers and food connoisseurs! From sweet childhood remembrances to fanciful solutions of family dramas to romantic...
by Second Wind Publishing on Dec 15, 2012

Lazarus Barnhill, Author of “The Medicine People”

What are your books about? There are two answers to that question. First, I’m very fortunate because my publisher allows me to have books in more than one genre. Currently I have both romance and crime/mystery titles in print. Coming up soon, I hop...
by Pat Bertram Introduces . . . on Sep 14, 2012

Interview with Lazarus Barnhill, Author of “The Medicine People”

What are your books about? There are two answers to that question. First, I’m very fortunate because my publisher allows me to have books in more than one genre. Currently I have both romance and crime/mystery titles in print. Coming … Contin...
by Second Wind Publishing on Aug 7, 2012

July 30th is World Friendship Day. Celebrate Love with a Romance from Second Wind!

July 30th is World Friendship Day. Love and friendship. Read books about friends, lovers and soul mates from Second Wind Publishing! Lacey Took a Holiday by Lazarus Barnhill Lacey, the most unlikely heroine, has been betrayed and abused by the …...
by Second Wind Publishing on Jul 30, 2012


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